Class Calendar

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Painting Group
Monday Painting Group

Every Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Instructor: None
Prerequisite: None

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No instructor. Open space to paint with fellow artists. There are a few spaces available. Attend one session for free before you decide! Call office for details: 415-506-0137.

Class location: at 781 Hamilton

Fee: $10 per session

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The Draped Figure
The Draped Figure

Every Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Kathy Lack
Prerequisite: None

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No instructor, just space to come, create, and be inspired by fellow artists. Draw or paint from live models in a variety of costumes and settings.

No sign-up needed. Drop-in and be inspired. For more information please call the office at 415-506-0137.

Class location: at 781 Hamilton

Fee: Drop-in $15 per session, or $80 for 8 consecutive sessions. Fee for photographing models (if model agrees): $20 per shot.

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The Portrait and the Figure
The Portrait and the Figure: Stretching Your Vision

3 Thursdays, May 5, 12, 26
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Kathleen Lack
Prerequisite: None

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Develop your own style of painting the figure! If you are interested in painting portraits or figures, working from ‘life’ is essential. The nuances of light, reflections and shadows on the form are defining and inspirational. You will receive individualized instruction in composition, color, proportions and the use of your medium of choice.

Under the tutelage of Kathleen Lack, award winning artist and teacher, learn to capture the emotional spontaneity and beauty of the human form. Whether you are a beginner or experienced artist, Kathleen will bring out the best of your talents. Beginners and advanced students are welcome.

See more of Kathleen's work at www.kathleenlack.com Contact Kathleen at 415-883-5363, info@kathleenlack.com

Registration fees: Members $115 Non-members $132; plus model fee not to exceed $35. Model fee will be paid directly to instructor on the first day of class. Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.

Drop in option, space permitting. Per session fees by check or cash only. Members $45; Non-members $50. Plus $5 model fee. All drop in fees paid to MarinMOCA and given to instructor at the beginning of the session. Checks payable to MarinMOCA. Class size limited to 12.

3 Thursdays, May 5, 12, 26

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Mixed Media Intensives
Mixed Media Intensives Workshops

Saturdays: May 28, July 16, Sep 17
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructors: Carl Heyward and Heather Wilcoxon
Prerequisite: None

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Mixed Media Intensives returns to MarinMOCA this winter with Carl Heyward and Heather Wilcoxon. Participants of all levels are encouraged to engage the facilitators, challenge their own habitual methods and expand technical and aesthetic considerations, all the while informing personal practice.

Through collaborative means the workshops will include print making techniques, painting, drawing, collage, and chemical image transfer with attention to individual needs.

Each participant will leave with at least two completed works and a number of works-in-progress. You are also encouraged to bring uncompleted works, favorite tools or papers, though primary supplies are provided by instructors. There is a $20 materials fee payable day of the workshops.

Additionally, all participants are expected to supply their own 8x10" wood panels to be used specifically for the purpose of producing take-home, wall-ready pieces. We recommend that you purchase two (2). They are available at either Dick Blick or Riley Street art supplies.

While you can produce finished works and works-in-progress on the 100 lb. watercolor paper that we will be providing, the panels allow an almost fool-proof opportunity to come out with satisfying works at the conclusion of the workshop.

Carl Heyward studied printmaking at SFAI and video production at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY. He is a NEA Fellow and former MFA instructor at SFAAU.

Heather Wilcoxon is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery SF. She is a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellow and received her BFA and MFA from SFAI.

Saturdays:

Workshop 4: May 28, Members: $135; Non-members $150 ($20 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

Workshop 5: July 16, Members: $135; Non-members $150 ($20 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

Workshop 6: September 17, Members: $135; Non-members $150 ($20 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

All workshops are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with lunch break

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Express Your Wild Creativity
Express Your Wild Creativity: Abstract Art Workshop

4 Saturday: May 21
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Suzanne Jacquot
Prerequisite: None

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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” - Martha Graham

A hands on approach to go beyond personal habits and find freedom in expression. We will engage in expressing drawing and painting exercises to explore your own inner language, to delve into your sense of play and joy. Each class will be different and by taking the series you will develop your own rhythms, language, styles and paintings.

There is a materials fee of $30 per class which includes paper and paint. Please bring your own brushes and drawing materials such as charcoal, graphite, acrylic markers, etc.

Suzanne Jacquot earned a BFA at UC Berkeley in psychology and design, an MFA from Mills College in sculpture and photography, and an Art Therapy Certificate from Sonoma State University. Along with making art, she has run a graphic design firm, held the position of Associate Dean of Students at California College of the Arts, and taught art classes at the junior college level. She has shown her work in various galleries and museums throughout the Bay Area, and previously shared the SECA Award from the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, as one of the most promising artists under 35.

Workshop 4: May 21, Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($30 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

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Watercolor Techniques
Watercolor Techniques

4 Mondays: April 4, 11, 18, 25
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Instructor: Bob Justice
Prerequisite: None

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Bob Justice, accomplished watercolorist, will conduct a 4-week class at MarinMOCA where he will be featuring many facets of using watercolors. Each session will include demonstrations, personal instruction and “hands on” painting. Join Bob on Monday mornings to hone your skills.

The curriculum of the classes will include: types of paper and brushes, smooth washes, building skies, color hue and value, wet into wet painting, glazing, dry brush, use of masking materials and some useful “tricks.”

Bob has been painting watercolors for over 30 years. He has studied with some of the top watercolorists in the country, including, Jade Fon, Al Cunningham, Tony Couch, and Birgit O’Conner. He has won several awards for his landscapes and has artwork in private collections throughout the country.

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $120; non-members $145 Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.


 

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Kids Painting Workshop
Painting and Mixed Media! 5 Workshops for Kids!

5 Workshops: April 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Cindy Imhoff-Bruininks
Prerequisite: None

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A drawing, painting, and collage workshop for kids ages 5 - 10. Have fun using paint, drawing media, and collage while learning how to utilize basic elements of art such as color, shape, line, and texture to create dynamic and playful compositions! Projects will take place in the classroom and be informed by viewing the artwork of contemporary artists onsite at Novato Arts Center. Topics of exploration include: composition, basic color theory, self-expression, and art appreciation.

All students are required to bring a snack and water.

Cindy Imhoff-Bruininks is an artist and visual arts instructor with 16 years teaching experience in the classroom. Her most recent passion for working with children was discovered through making art with her 5-year-old son, Zane. She received a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA in Art Practice from The University of California–Berkeley. Her work ranges from drawing, painting and collage, to wall sculptures and site-specific installations. Learn more about her at www.cindyimhoff.com.

Registration fees: $40 per session; $160 for all five sessions (plus $12 materials fee per session payable to the instructor)

Workshop 4: April 14: 2:30-5pm “Pick an Artwork” choose an artwork to use as a point of departure in your art.


 

Workshop 5: April 15: 2:30-5pm “Where I Live” Describe your house, your family, or something about the Northern California landscape in your work.


 

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Express Your Wild Creativity
Abstracting the Figure with Mixed Media

Saturday & Sunday, April 23 and 24
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Mira M. White
Prerequisite: None

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Join Mira for an exhilarating adventure in contemporary figure painting with acrylics and mixed media. During this workshop you will initially work from a model. Focusing first on observation, then using your drawings as starting points, work toward interpretive abstraction and multiple painting processes. Primarily for water based media, although oil sticks/oil pastels will be included in the mix. Recommended for continuing artists and very adventurous beginners who have some experience in figure drawing/painting.

Mira M. White, MFA, is a drawing and painting instructor at San Francisco Bay Area colleges and community educational centers. Her professional career has also included curatorial and administrative positions for both galleries and private art schools.

An extraordinarily diversified and skillful artist, Mira works and teaches in several media—oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolor and graphics. She puts great value on observation and on personal invention. Her work has won many awards and is represented in private collections throughout the San Francisco region, the U.S., and in Europe.

April 23 and 24, Members: $225; Non-members $250 (plus model fee, not to exceed $30, paid to instructor)


 

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Acrylic Landscape Painting
Acrylic Landscape Painting – Paint Marin!

4 Fridays: June 3, 10, 17, 24
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Bernard Healey
Prerequisite: None

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Paint the landscapes of Marin at our weekly Friday series in MarinMOCA's classroom. Both beginners and experienced will profit from these interesting sessions. The subjects are:
FARMLANDS AROUND WESTERN MARIN
ANGEL ISLAND AND RACCOON STRAITS
MOUNT TAMALPAIS AND RICHARDSON BAY
TENNESSEE VALLEY AND COVE

The subjects will be fully demonstrated at each session with paint-along lectures on the application of acrylic paint on canvas. In addition you will learn composition, color theory, perspective, and pitfalls to avoid in producing your work along with supportive critiques.

Bring art supplies that you have and a supply list for additional material will be furnished at the first session. Suitable brushes for acrylics will be discussed, as well as preferred basic tube colors for this complete painting course.

Bernard has been instructing classes at MarinMOCA for six years and has been showing his art in Marin County galleries since 1960. He is a graduate of the California School of Fine Art and the Academy of Advertising Art in San Francisco.

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $85; non-members $100 Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.


 

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Ignite Your Wild Creativity
Ignite Your Wild Creativity
Mark Making: Abstract Art Workshop

4 Saturday: June 11
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Suzanne Jacquot, MFA, AT
Guest Artist: Bob Race, MA Prerequisite: None

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Liberate your ability to use line and marks in your paintings and delight in expressing your own inner vocabulary. In this hands-on, one day workshop, you will make your own tools and brushes from non-traditional materials and explore techniques to create paintings with your own unique marks. A great workshop to get wild and discover new ways to enliven your art with demos by guest artist Bob Race.

Suzanne Jacquot earned a BFA at UC Berkeley in psychology and design, an MFA from Mills College in sculpture and photography, and an Art Therapy Certificate from Sonoma State University. Along with making art, she has run a graphic design firm, held the position of Associate Dean of Students at California College of the Arts, and taught art classes at the junior college level. She has shown her work in various galleries and museums throughout the Bay Area, and previously shared the SECA Award from the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, as one of the most promising artists under 35.

Bob Race MA, is an accomplished gallery artist and has over 14 years teaching experience at Butte College. It is a privilege to have him demonstrate his techniques.

Saturday, June 11, Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($30 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

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Class and Registration Policies, Information

Members of MarinMOCA (at the Contributor Level and above) receive a 15% discount on classes and workshops.

Register online, click here to download the registration form, or contact the museum.

Cancellation Policy: Fees are due at time of registration. You may cancel up to one (1) week prior to start of class/workshop and the fee, less $25 for processing, will be refunded to you. Should MarinMOCA cancel a class/workshop, you will receive a full refund.

Should you cancel less than one (1) week prior to a class or workshop begins, you will not receive a refund of any portion of your registration fee.

For additional information please contact the MarinMOCA office at 415.506.0137, Wednesday - Friday, 11am to 4pm or Saturday - Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Classrooms are located at 781 Hamilton Parkway unless otherwise indicated.